DELTA, B.C. — Two residents of Delta, B.C., have been charged after an investigation began when parents found marijuana edibles in the Halloween treat bags of two children last year.
Police say they had been unable to pinpoint the home where the drugs were handed out at the time of the complaint, but an investigator kept note of the distinctive cartoon logo on the packaging.
They say the officer found a similarity in the packaging after they received a Crime Stoppers tip last November.
Police say they went in and seized thousands of cannabis edibles, packaging and labelling materials at a North Delta illegal cannabis extraction lab.
The suspects have been charged with possession for the purpose of distribution and altering cannabis by use of an organic solvent.
Delta Police Insp. Guy Leeson says in a news release that the case should serve as a valuable reminder for parents to always check their children’s Halloween candy before allowing them to eat the treats.
“Charge approval on this investigation came at a timely point,” he said. “Fortunately last year the parent spotted the suspicious candy before anything was consumed and we had no other similar complaints related to trick or treating.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 28, 2021.